Just 3 times previously, the House has moved to impeach a president. Here's why
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Just 3 times previously, the House has moved to impeach a president. Here's why

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Richard Nixon resigned, but Congress never in American history has removed a president from office.

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Trump would join a rare group if the House moves forward toward impeachment. Only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Both won acquittal in the Senate.

If the House does vote to approve charges against Trump, it would then be up to the Republican-led Senate to decide whether to dismiss the charges or hold a trial. Some Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about Trump's interactions with Ukraine, but there are few signs there would be enough discontent to convict.

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